Is the election season stressing you out? You aren’t alone

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — There have been some intense moments on the campaign trail and some voters are ready for this election to come to an end. From negative ads on air and online, to nasty jabs at campaign rallies people are stressed out!

“I think that it’s just a huge polarization this year,” said voter Laura Ruegsegger. “You have both candidate a lot of people are like, oh I have to vote for the lesser of the two evil of the two.”

According to the American Psychological Association about 52 percent of Americans say this year’s election has caused somewhat significant stress.

“It’s been a red hot election,” said Paul Beck, Political Science Professor at The Ohio State University.

Beck says this is the first time he’s seen this much back and forth between two candidates in his lifetime, causing voters to be burnt out.

“I don’t think most of us want to hear negativity, we want to find positive reasons for voting for a candidate then reasons of voting against somebody,” said Beck.

“Just disgusting. Everybody is, who can say the worst about the other person,” said first time voter, Chris Horvath.

The big question, when will thing get back to normal?

‘I think most people will go back to normal,” says Beck. “I think most Americans will say, ‘okay we’ve had an election. A decision was made in that election and I’m going to move on. I have better things to do then contest the election’.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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